I began tackling the settee just after I finished breakfast on Tuesday. Pulling it apart was hard on my hands and more difficult than the chair, it was glued so tightly together.
However, after prying and tugging for about an hour it finally began to come apart, but the residue left by the hard glue still had to be removed.
It became really messy when the remaining velvet had to be dealt with. The scraping began on the back, first one way, then the other until it was all gone. I continued scraping the seat and then the sides until I had a large pile of pink fluff sitting on my table!
It was lunchtime before I reached this stage and I was glad to take a break.